Man killed by falling rubber tree

A man in his mid fifties was killed when a Rubber tree fell on his head at a time when Rubber trees were being uprooted with the help of a Backhoe Machine in a Rubber estate in "Daluwila watte," in the Hindurangala area last Friday 31.

According to the Police Media Unit, the 55-year-old victim who was seriously injured, was immediately admitted to the Government Hospital in Ehaliyagoda, where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim was identified as R.A, Gnanaratne (55), who was a resident of Kiri Ella, in Hindurangala.

The post mortem was to be carried out by the Inquirer into Sudden Deaths of the Government Hospital in Ehaliyagoda. Further investigations are being carried out under the instructions of OIC Ehaliyagoda Police Station.

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